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GALWAY has so many stories to tell

Having found your favourite spots to see on your next visit to Galway, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Share your discoveries with your friends and family, get booking and prepare for an incredibly memorable trip.

 

THE HISTORY OF ROSS ERRILLY FRIARY

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Known locally as the best preserved monastic Franciscan ruins in all of Ireland, the Ross Errilly Friary has been an imposing presence on the banks of the Black River – just two miles from Headford – for around and about six centuries now! An eye-catching sight with a great deal of history behind it, let’s take a glimpse into the past of this Franciscan friary…

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THE HISTORY OF AUGHNANURE CASTLE

Regarded as one of the most unique castles in Ireland, Galway’s Aughnanure Castle is one of over 200 fortified tower houses built by the most powerful families in Ireland centuries ago. Becoming home to the O’Flaherty clan in the 1500s, you’ll find this castle just about two miles outside of Oughterard at the gateway to Connemara.

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